IBM Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems

For the second year in a row, Gartner named IBM a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for 2021 Cloud Database Management Systems based on its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. With emergence of a single cloud DBMS market, We believe our portfolio of feature-rich, enterprise-tested offerings, bold acquisitions, and partnerships enable our clients to address the unique needs of their business, respond to the growing volume, velocity and variety of today’s data and drive more accurate data driven decisions.

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems:

IBM Cloud offers choice, an extensive array of fully managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings that span the needs of every business, large or small, simple or complex. IBM’s extensive and ongoing investment in delivering rich AI capabilities via the Db2 database engine and our IBM Cloud Pak® for Data platform provides significant value to our clients. Inside the Db2 engine, we leverage an advanced ML (machine learning) optimizer to deliver faster query performance. Our fully secure and scalable Db2 managed services provide a secure, scalable data environment and a rich library of machine learning (ML) functions that our users can leverage to quickly generate and evaluate ML models and run predictions right inside the engine. Db2 also runs on IBM Cloud, AWS and Azure, independent of Cloud Pak for Data.

IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data represents a cohesive ecosystem with a broad range of data management capabilities including multiple DBMS offerings, data integration, analytics, data science, metadata, and governance. This platform simplifies administration and includes advanced governance and data privacy features to safeguard data while enhancing usage for analytics and AI. Cloud Pak for Data tools and capabilities are fully containerized and run-on Red Hat OpenShift enabling businesses to run their applications and workloads wherever they want, on whatever cloud.


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